Senior Software Engineer - Cloud at Couchbase
Manchester, GB
We’re looking for a Senior Software Engineer with expertise in cloud-native architecture and SaaS application development to join a newly created engineering team chartered with building the next phase of our cloud services strategy from the ground-up.  This is an exciting and unique opportunity to have a major influence on the development of our service and contribute to the next phase of innovation for cloud-native databases!
This is a full stack engineering position where you’ll build and manage cloud-native applications. This engineer and team will have primary responsibility and accountability for developing, implementing and operating Couchbases cloud platforms.  The team operates with a “run what you write” philosophy and engineers take responsibility for deploying and operating their code. This role can be worked remotely, from our office in Santa Clara, CA or Manchester, UK.


    • Design, build, manage and operate the infrastructure and configuration of SaaS applications with a focus on automation and infrastructure as code.
    • Design, build, manage and operate the infrastructure as a service layer (hosted and cloud-based platforms) that supports the different platform services.
    • Develop comprehensive monitoring solutions to provide full visibility to the different platform components using tools and services like Kubernetes, Prometheus, Grafana, ELK, Datadog, New Relic and other similar tools.
    • Experience working within an Agile/Scrum SDLC
    • Interface with Product manager and Product owner to refine requirements and translate requirements to stories and epics. 
    • Perform detailed scoping of features 
    • Integrate different components and develop new services with a focus on open source to allow a minimal friction developer interaction with the platform and application services.
    • Identify and troubleshoot any availability and performance issues at multiple layers of deployment, from hardware, operating environment, network, and application.
    • Evaluate performance trends and expected changes in demand and capacity, and establish the appropriate scalability plans
    • Troubleshoot and solve customer issues on production deployments
    • Ensure that SLAs are met in executing operational tasks


    • Experience in modern software paradigms including cloud applications and serverless architectures 
    • 6+ years writing production back-end/embedded systems code.
    • Experience with agile methodologies and ability to lead scrums
    • Experience in languages such as Go, Python, C, C++, and scripting 
    • Some experience with front-end frameworks such as React, Angular and Bootstrap a solid plus. 
    • Team lead experience, Experience working with global and remote teams 
    • Experience with a pair programming model highly desirable
    • Experience in full-stack development 
    • Cloud Infrastructure • Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, Azure 
    • Operations  - Continuous Integration and Deployment
    • Experience in modern software paradigms including cloud applications and serverless architectures 
    • Operations  - Continuous Integration and Deployment
    • MS in Computer Science or equivalent experience
About Couchbase
Couchbase’s mission is to be the data platform that revolutionizes digital innovation. To make this possible, Couchbase created the world’s first Engagement Database. Built on the most powerful NoSQL technology, the Couchbase Data Platform offering includes Couchbase Server and Couchbase Mobile and is Open Source. The platform provides unmatched agility and manageability – as well as unparalleled performance at any scale – to deliver ever-richer and ever more personalized customer experiences. The world's largest enterprises choose Couchbase for the most demanding web, mobile and IoT applications - companies like Amadeus, AT&T, Cisco, Comcast, Concur, Disney, Dixons Carphone, eBay, General Electric, LinkedIn, Marriott, PayPal, Ryanair, Viber, Tesco, United Airlines, Verizon, Wells Fargo, and hundreds of others around the world use Couchbase Data Platform for their interactive web, mobile, and IoT applications.
Couchbase has offices around the globe, and we’re committed to a work environment where you can be happy and thrive, in and out of the office.
At Couchbase, you’ll get:
* A fantastic culture
* A focused, energetic team with aligned goals
* True collaboration with everyone playing their positions
* Great market opportunity and growth potential
* Time off when you need it.
* Regular team lunches and fully-stocked kitchens.
* Open, collaborative spaces.
* Competitive benefits
Whether you’re a new grad or a proven expert, you’ll have the opportunity to learn new skills, grow your career, and work with the smartest, most passionate people in the industry.
Revolutionizing an industry requires a top-notch team. Become a part of ours today. Bring your big ideas and we'll take on the next great challenge together.
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